Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of the Indian state of Kerala. Also known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Cochin was an important spice trading center in the 14th century India. The city is the financial capital of Kerala and the biggest urban agglomeration in the state. Cochin has a cosmopolitan culture, highly influenced by historical trading partners, Portuguese, Dutch, Arab, Chinese, and Japanese. Best time to visit Cochin
The best time to visit Cochin is from March to June as the city is not crowded at this time of the year and you can avail great deals on hotel tariffs. Hotels in Cochin
Cochin has some of the best five-star and budget hotels. Some of the five-star hotels are Kochi Marriott Hotel, Le Meridien Kochi
, Vivanta By Taj – Malabar and Ramada Resort. Ramada Resort is located beside the picturesque lakes of Kumbalam, in the outskirts of Cochin. Amidst an ambiance of absolute serenity, Ramada Resort is a haven of leisure for the city-weary soul.
Some of the budget hotels are Hotel Excellency
, Hotel Aiswarya, Paulson Park Hotel
and Palm Grove Service Villa. Restaurants in Cochin
Cochin has a number of restaurants that offer international cuisines, like Italian, French, Mexican etc, other than serving Malayalam cuisine. The city has an abundance of seafood, which reflects in its cuisine. The Rice Boat is a restaurant in Cochin that provides a sea view in the style of a rice boat plating seafood. Some other restaurants are Dal Roti, The Asian Kitchen by Tokyo Bay, Fort House Restaurant and Paragon. Offbeat things to do in Cochin
• Explore the backwaters:
Cochin has the best backwaters that crisscross the city and probably even beat the ones in Alleppey.
• Learn fish and prawn farming:
You get a chance to study and learn how the locals indulge in fish farming practice to make it their livelihood.
• Visit Jewish town and Bazaar Road:
Take a walk to the Jewish town - a haven for spice trade.
• Hire a bike to explore Vypin Island:
Hire a bike/cycle and head off to Vypin Island where you can ride amidst backwaters, colorful villages and unexplored beaches.
• Visit Kumbhalangi:
Visit Kumbhalangi, the eco-tourism village off Cochin and learn how the locals live by taking a day package. FAQs Q. What are the domestic and international airlines that operate on the Mumbai to Cochin route? A.
The airlines that connect Mumbai to Cochin are Air India
, Go Air, IndiGo
, Jet Airways, SpiceJet
and Vistara. Q. How is the Cochin Airport connected to the city? A.
Cochin airport has taxi services for passengers. There are buses which connect the airport to major parts of the city. Cochin Airport
manages a fleet of its own cabs, operating as the Cochin Airport Taxi Society, providing prepaid and regular cab facilities. Q. What is the earliest flight from Mumbai to Cochin? A.
The earliest flight from Mumbai to Cochin is an Air India flight which departs at 05:30 am. Q. What is the last flight from Mumbai to Cochin? A.
The last flight from Mumbai to Cochin is a Vistara
Premium Economy flight which departs at 10:15 pm. Q. What are the airlines that provide direct flight from Mumbai to Cochin? A.
The direct flights on this route are Air India, Vistara Premium Economy and IndiGo. Q. What are the hotels in the vicinity of Cochin airport? A.
Some of the hotels near Cochin airport are Flora Airport Hotel
, Lotus8 Hotels, Courtyard Marriott, Quality Airport Hotel, Anna Residency
, Sapphire Inn
and Ebenezer Plaza. Shopping in Cochin
Cochin has a number of shopping malls including Bay Pride Mall, Gold Souk Grande, Oberon Mall, and LuLu Mall - the largest shopping mall in India with total leasable area of 17 acres. Nightlife in Cochin
Cochin has some of the finest places to party and enjoy at night. Glow bar, Nasha - The Bar, Velocity, Longevity and Ava Lounge Bar are some of the places to visit at night. Major attractions in Cochin
Major attractions of Cochin are Fort Kochi, Wonderla Amusement Park, Mattancherry Palace, Hill Palace, Kerala Folklore Museum, Indo- Portuguese Museum, Museum of Kerala History and Ernakulam Shiva Temple. About Mumbai Airport
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, also known as Mumbai Airport
, is the second busiest airport in India and 29th busiest airport in the world. The airport is named after the 17th-century Maratha emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji. It has three operational terminals, including General Aviation Terminal for private and non-scheduled flight operators. Apart from the usual facilities, the airport has a library, business center and some fine dining options. Connectivity to Mumbai Airport
Situated at a distance of 8 km from the city center, the Mumbai airport is well connected to the most parts of the city. Bus, taxi and car rental services are available in the city for easy transit to the Mumbai airport. Q. What are the popular domestic routes from Mumbai? A.
The Mumbai airport is well-connected to the prominent cities in India. Mumbai to Delhi, Mumbai to Bengaluru, Mumbai to Goa, and Mumbai to Kolkata are some of the most popular domestic routes. Q. What are the popular airlines flying from Mumbai airport? A.
Some of the popular airlines from Mumbai airport are Air India, Go Air, Vistara, Spicejet, Jet Airways and IndiGo. Also, some international airlines that operate from the Mumbai Airport are British Airways
, Air France
and Brussels Airways
. Q. What are the prominent hotels near Mumbai Airport? A.
Hotel Sahara Star, Hotel Le Grande
, Hotel Aircraft International and Kohinoor Elite are some of the most popular and luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the Mumbai airport. Q. What are the key attractions in Mumbai? A.
Mumbai has a lot of tourist attractions. Gateway of India
, Elephanta Caves
, Juhu Beach
and Film City are some of the must visit places. Q. What is the best time to visit Mumbai? A.
The best time to visit the city is from November to February as the weather during these months is good and pleasant.